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Lobbying for a National Infrastructure Bank

Lobbying for a National Infrastructure Bank

Aug. 13, 2019—A group of citizens representing an ad hoc coalition for a National Infrastructure Bank went to Capitol Hill during the last week of August, to lobby for the enactment of a National Infrastructure Bank (NIB).  The more than a dozen citizens included activists from Ohio, South Carolina, Virginia, […]

by August 14, 2019 Infrastructure Bank, News
The Kirkus review issued Aug. 8, 2019.

Kirkus: ‘A Thoughtful, Well-Written Argument for Hamilton’s Financial System’

“A thoughtful, well-written argument for Alexander Hamilton’s financial system as a guard against tyranny.” — Kirkus Reviews by Nancy Spannaus Aug. 8, 2019–The opening quote is the conclusion of the Kirkus review of Hamilton Versus Wall Street, which was released this evening, and is now posted on their website. Kirkus […]

by August 8, 2019 News
The lighthouse in Portland, Maine, completed under the Washington Administration.

Lighthouses: Our First Public Infrastructure Project

By Nancy Spannaus Aug. 7, 2019—On August 7, 1789 Congress approved legislation for the first public infrastructure project in the just-born United States—our lighthouses! The legislation created the U.S. Light House Establishment, and it mandated that state lighthouses be turned over to the Federal government, which was charged with managing […]

by August 7, 2019 History, Infrastructure
High-technology construction workers will be in high demand.

Infrastructure Bank Means 25 Million Jobs

How Many New Jobs Would the National Infrastructure Bank Create, and What Would They Pay? by Alphecca Muttardy The following article was written in response to questions about the functioning of a proposed National Infrastructure Bank (NIB), which is being discussed on Capitol Hill and in political circles around the […]

by August 5, 2019 Commentary, Infrastructure Bank
JFK at his speech speaking at Rice University on the Apollo Mission in 1962.

JFK’s Moonshot: Pathway to Progress

  American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race By Douglas Brinkley HarperCollins, New York City, 2019, 528pp. A review by Nancy Spannaus Aug. 3, 2019–“Many Americans make the mistake of assuming that space research has no value here on earth. Nothing could be further from the truth.” […]

by August 3, 2019 History, Review
Base of the ITER Tokamak, delivered by India this month.

A New Focus on Fusion Energy

By Nancy Spannaus July 27, 2019—While we in the United States struggle to save our nuclear plants (Fortunately, Ohio legislators just saved two of them for a while), international attention is appropriately shifting toward the next crucial generation of power production, thermonuclear fusion energy. Fusion development represents the kind of […]

by July 28, 2019 News
The recent Amtrak derailment in Washington State--the result of infrastructure on the cheap.

Conditions Overripe for an Infrastructure Bank

By Nancy Spannaus July 24, 2019—Conditions are overripe, so to speak, for the adoption of a $4 trillion dollar National Infrastructure Bank, whose updated text I reprint below. Indeed, any delay will only worsen the consequences of an inevitable collapse of an aspect of our crumbling basic infrastructure, our bloated-to-bursting […]

by July 24, 2019 Infrastructure Bank, News
From a poster at the Lincoln Cottage, the President's summer home in Washington, D.C.

Lincoln: What Makes a True American

By Bonnie James July 22, 2019–Abraham Lincoln gave the speech excerpted here, which came to be known as the “Electric Cord Speech,” as celebrations of the nation’s 82nd Independence Day were underway in 1858. Lincoln was then anticipating his Senate campaign against the “Little Giant,” Stephen A. Douglas. The famous […]

by July 22, 2019 Commentary, History
Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the Moon (NASA)

Apollo 11: For All Mankind

By Nancy Spannaus July 20, 2019–“Here men from the planet earth first set foot upon the Moon, July 1969, A.D. We came in peace for all mankind.” This is the message of the plaque which Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin left on the Moon 50 years ago […]

by July 20, 2019 Commentary
A Hamilton painting

Italian Journal Reviews Hamilton Versus Wall Street

By Nancy Spannaus July 18, 2019—It’s hot off the press (or the Internet, I guess you would say today). AspeniaOnline, the digital journal of the Aspen Institute Italia, has just published a review of Hamilton Versus Wall Street. According to its website, “Aspenia is a forum where the major themes […]

by July 18, 2019 News, Review